Weekly Roundup: Overlook Pointe fire, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, Field Office, and more

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

Conceptual image of a renovated 10th & Yamhill Smart Park garage (image by FFA Architecture & Interiors)

The Portland Development Commission received three offers for Centennial Mills, according to The Oregonian. All three offers, valued at $1,000, $100,000 and $3.45 million, were rejected. The redevelopment agency will now consider “how/whether to reengage the market”.

The DJC reported that the under construction Overlook Pointe condominium development at 5425 N Minnesota Ave was burned down in a fire* early Wednesday morning.

The PDC voted to sell property at 1053–1201 NW Naito Parkway to The Wolff Company for $9 million. The Oregonian reported that the developer plans to build 340 apartments on the site, 68 of which would be affordable for at least 10 years.

KGW covered the 1,200 apartments coming to the area in and around the Con-way Masterplan area in NW Portland. Construction is underway on Blocks 294E and 295E and the Leland James Buildingwhich are following on from the LL Hawkins and Slabtown MarketplaceImmediately outside of the masterplan area is Q21, which is nearing completion.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the “new mood in Chinatown“, which after decades of divestment might be seeing a change in its fortunes. The Society Hotel opened last year, and will soon be joined by the newly renovated Mason Erhman Building Annex, Overland Warehouse Company Building and Grove Hotel.

The Portland Mercury profiled Swift Real Estate Partners, the San Francisco Investment Firm that is “Snatching Up Old Town Real Estate“. The company’s acquisitions include the New Market Theatera historic building adjacent to the Skidmore Fountain that could receive a significant addition.

Project^’s Field Office will create a “300,000-square-foot urban campus“, according to the Portland Business Journal. Construction recently started on the Hacker-designed buildings at NW Front and 17th.

More than 1,000 people applied for the 65 housing units available to people displaced from North and Northeast Portland, according to The Oregonian.

The City is planning a $25 million renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, according to the Portland Business Journal. The scope of the project will include addressing seismic and ADA deficiencies in the existing structure.

Three new surf shops are set to open in the next year, reports The Oregonian. These include Cosube, which will open in Slate at the Burnside Bridgehead, and Leeward Northwest Surf & Sea, which will open in New New Crusher Court at 2450 NE Sandy Blvd.

According to the Portland Business Journal, furniture retailer Room & Board will open next year in the Pearl District’s newly renovated Fisk Tire Company Building.

The Business Tribune wrote about a day in the life of the team at OHSU working on the Knight Cancer Research Building.

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Weekly Roundup: N Williams Center, Prometheus Property, Con-way Masterplan, and more

N Williams Center

N Williams Center will offer 61 units of affordable housing, with priority given to “longtime residents and those who have been displaced in the neighborhood”

The DJC reported* on how development fees are stacking in Portland, potentially affecting the viability of projects currently in development.

After two Design Advice Request hearings earlier in the year, Ankrom Moisan Architects’ 1430 NW Glisan has now been submitted for Design Review. The Business Tribune took a look at how the building has evolved.

The Portland Business Journal covered the 64 apartments about to go up on the site of the former Macadam’s Bar & Grill at 5833 SW Macadam.

With a Pre-Application Conference scheduled for development on the Prometheus Property in South Waterfront—which could include 4 buildings, of 200 to 300 apartments units in each—BikePortland wrote that the “dominoes keep falling for a continuous river path in South Waterfront“.

The Portland Business Journal wrote that the affordable housing development N. Williams Center will include 61 units, with a mix that includes “one-, two- and three-bedroom units, as well as a children’s area, gathering spaces, community gardens and a chicken coop.”

The Oregonian reported on the shortlist for the new director of the Portland Development Commission.

With development exploding in and around the Con-way Masterplan area, the Portland Business Journal took a look at completed and planned buildings at the far end of the Northwest District, including the LL Hawkins, Q21, Leland James Building and Blocks 294E and 295E.

The Oregonian wrote about how a conflict-of-interest probe marks the “latest chapter in Yard building saga”.

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Construction starts on Q21 (images)

Construction has begun on Q21, a mixed use development at the northern end of NW 21st Ave. The project will partially incorporate an existing tilt up concrete warehouse into a new 7 story building, which will include 163 residential units, 16,000 sq ft of retail space and 11,000 sq ft of office space. Parking for 105 cars and 185 bicycles will be provided. The project design is by YBA Architects for Rosan Inc.


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Metro Reports: 1400 NW Raleigh, 811 Stark, Q21 and more

Q21 by YBA Architects

Q21 by YBA Architects

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of early assistance applications, land use reviews and building permits. We publish the highlights.


Hennebery Eddy Architects have requested Early Assistance for a renovation of a warehouse at 2215 NW Quimby St:

Improvement to existing building to include TI, seismic upgrades, exterior entry & storefront upgrades and non-conforming site upgrades

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7116 SE 16th Ave:

Small mixed use building with retail, private parking on grd floor for the owner. Apartments on second and third floors and owner’s residence on top floor.

Merryman Barnes Architects and Encore Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a proposed building at 1400 NW Raleigh:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss a Type III Design Review for a 6-story, 146-unit residential project with a small ground-level retail space, 93 parking spaces and 231 bike parking spaces.

Allusa Architecture have applied for a building permit for a project at 1932 SE Madison St:

Construct new 2 story 4 plex; site work to include new flow thru planter, short term bicycle, new walk ways, new detached trash enclosure 72sf

CIDA Architects have applied for a building permit for a project at 5624 SE 22nd Ave:

Construct new 3 story 15 unit apartment building; 5 units on each fl; with associated site work; detached bike enclosure and trash enclosure

Potestio Studio have applied for a building permit for a project at 8417 SW 24th Ave:

New 4 story 15 unit apartment building

Works Partnership have applied for a building permit for 811 Stark, which was recently approved by the Design Commission:

New 31,500 sf mixed-use building with retail space on the first floor, and an expected mix of creative office uses on the upper floors. Work includes 3-stories of wood glulam post and beam construction over a 1-story concrete podium, with ground floor retail, parking, lobby and building services

A building permit was issued to YBA Architects for the partial demolition of a warehouse, which will incorporated into their Q21 project:

Partial Demo building, removing foundation, keeping some walls of existing structure